Saints blank Pioneers, fall to Brewers

St. Michael Saints’ Travis Enger follows through on a double to center field (Photo by Jake Schroer).

St. Michael Saints’ Travis Enger follows through on a double to center field (Photo by Jake Schroer).

Rogers, Albertville win

By Jake Schroer

Crow River News Sports

 

St. Michael’s game against the Pioneers of Elk River was a low scoring affair. In fact, it was a no-scoring affair until the fifth inning when Tyler Field tripled in a run.

After a Tyler Berg walk, the Saints got a huge hit from Blake Schirmers which knocked in two more runs for a 3-0 Saints lead.

Rogers second baseman Dustin Carlson throws out an Elk River Pioneer in the win for the Red Devils. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Rogers second baseman Dustin Carlson throws out an Elk River Pioneer in the win for the Red Devils. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Alan Frank pitched the first four innings before Jared Dehmer relieved him. Field came on in the sixth and got into trouble. However, he retired three straight batters in a missed golden opportunity for the Pioneers, who had loaded the bases. Elk River stranded a total of 15 runners in the game.

Travis Enger also worked in the game for the Saints, who held on for the 3-0 victory.

Manager Mike Freske said that the bats were a little slow, but having time off will do that to a team.

“We did what we had to do to win,” he said.

St. Michael faced Jordan in the Coors Light Classic on Friday and lost 9-8. The Saints lost to Cold Spring on Saturday 5-4.

 

ROGERS, ALBERTVILLE

In other baseball news, the Rogers Red Devils swept the Elk River Pioneers in a Saturday doubleheader.

Jaylen Hakes and Shawn Morris drove in four of the five runs the Red Devils scored in a 5-4 victory in game one of the doubleheader. Rob Fodness picked up the win for Rogers.

The second game entirely belonged to the Red Devils as Jaylen Hakes threw a complete game of one run ball.

Rogers got off to a quick start by loading the bases in the first inning and clearing them with some help from Elk River, who committed a pair of errors. The Red Devils took the game 7-1 to complete the day sweep.

The Red Devils lost to St. Francis 14-7 on Sunday to cap off their week.

The Albertville Villains took a tough loss against St. Francis, also by a final score of 7-1. The Sunday game against Monticello was moved to Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.

 

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